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Theresa May suspends Moscow ties, expels 23 diplomats

LONDON (AFP) – British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday expelled 23 diplomats and suspended high-level contacts with Russia including for the World Cup, saying her government found Moscow “culpable” of a nerve agent attack on a former spy. May said she would be pushing for a “robust international response” ...

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Zimbabwe hospitals crippled as doctors escalate strike

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Zimbabwean doctors at main state hospitals have escalated their strike, dealing only with emergency cases to pressure the government to agree to pay raise and address drugs shortage in hospitals. Senior doctors on Wednesday joined the strike, which started two weeks ago among junior doctors, stoking ...

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British scientist Stephen Hawking dies at age 76

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The world-renowned British scientist, Stephen Hawking, has passed away at age 76, a family spokesman says. Hawking was one of the brightest stars in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions. His family released a statement early ...

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OECD urges world to respect trade rules

(AFP) – Governments should stick to established rules of trade and avoid escalating disputes if they want to safeguard economic growth and protect jobs, the OECD said Tuesday. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s call comes amid a deepening row over US tariffs on steel and aluminum that has ...

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38 students dead in Ethiopia bus crash

(AFP) – Ethiopia’s state-affiliated broadcaster says that a bus plunged into a ditch, killing 38 people in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara region. Fana Broadcasting Corporation reported on Tuesday that the bus veered off the road and went into the trench. It said an additional 10 people were injured. The broadcaster reported ...

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